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van Wyk receives 2018 Dr. Robert K. Butz Award for Excellence in Teaching in Mathematics

04/26/2018

van Wyk receives 2018 Dr. Robert K. Butz Award for Excellence in Teaching in Mathematics

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Edward L. King Endowed Chair/Professorship to be established through a deferred gift

04/25/2018

Edward L. King Endowed Chair/Professorship to be established through a deferred gift.

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A closer look at COSAM’s Clinical Laboratory Science program

04/19/2018

April 23-27 is National Medical Laboratory Professionals week, and as such, COSAM is offering a summary of our Clinical Laboratory Sciences program, which is second to none. Offering bachelor of science degrees in laboratory science and medical laboratory science, Auburn’s program is exceptional in that, unlike other programs, students gain exposure to numerous courses of study including clinical microbiology, hematology, clinical biochemistry, blood bank and clinical parasitology.

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Meet the spring 2018 COSAM Graduation Marshal, Abbey Phelps

04/19/2018

Abbey Phelps was selected to serve as the spring 2018 COSAM Graduation Marshal. Student marshals are selected by an awards committee from each college. To be considered, students must have completed a minimum of four semesters at Auburn University with a scholastic average of 3.40 (graduating cum laude) or higher and possess qualities of leadership, citizenship, character and promise of professional ability. Phelps will graduate with dual degrees in biomedical sciences/pre-physical therapy and Spanish. She plans to combine her passions in the healthcare field and treat both English and Spanish speaking patients.

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A sterling physician: COSAM alumnus is resident at Johns Hopkins

04/19/2018

As an internal medicine resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Cole Sterling's job is to manage and evaluate patients who are sick enough to warrant a hospital stay. He also tracks patients who need regular care at his outpatient clinic. The nature of his work demands a strong ability to diagnose and solve problems, as well as "people skills." Sterling, who also attended medical school at Johns Hopkins, said he is humbled by the successes in his career thus far. "Honestly, I feel more blessed than proud," said Sterling. "It is an enormous honor and privilege caring for individuals who trust us with their lives and fears. While this aspect of my job remains extremely rewarding, connecting patients to desperately needed social resources and finding ways to keep them engaged in their own care can be challenging."

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Dr. Kumer Das ('05) has been named ACE Fellow

04/19/2018

Dr. Kumer Das ('05) has been named ACE Fellow

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Dr. Lisa Peterson selected as the 2018 Honors College Professor of the Year.

04/12/2018

Dr. Lisa Peterson selected as the 2018 Honors College Professor of the Year.

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Ms. Holmes accepts lecturer position at University of Kentucky in Lexington

04/09/2018

PhD student Ms. Amber Holmes has accepted a lecturer position at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

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Geosciences students placed at a regional competition of petroleum exploration

04/06/2018

For the first time in Auburn history, Department of Geosciences graduate students placed highly at the prestigious annual competition of the Imperial Barrel Award, or IBA, in Houston, Texas. Eleven schools from the Gulf Coast region competed, including six schools from Texas (University of Texas at Austin, Texas A & M University, University of Houston, Rice University, University of Texas at San Antonio, Stephen F. Austin State University), three from Louisiana (Tulane University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of New Orleans), and two from Alabama (Auburn University and University of Alabama).

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New Research Characterizes Instructional Styles in Over 2,000 STEM Classrooms

04/06/2018

In 2012, a report by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology predicted that the United States would need to produce an additional 1 million new STEM professionals by 2022 if we are to maintain our historic preeminence in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. As a result, the number of students receiving undergraduate STEM degrees must increase between 2012 and 2022 by some 34 percent annually over the 2012 rates. A major stumbling block toward achieving the necessary increase in undergraduates receiving degrees in STEM fields are the introductory courses offered at institutions around the country.

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The Transporter: COSAM professor researching mitochondrial copper storage reveals biochemical 'breakthrough'

04/06/2018

Associate Professor Paul Cobine discovered how copper crosses the mitochondrial membrane, which could have life-saving implications for those with diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, Parkinson's disease, and even some forms of Lou Gehrig's disease.

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